Our Campaign Story

ends 19 Nov 2018, 11:59 PM

In the early morning hours of 20 July 2017, our little boy died. He was only ten weeks old. His name was Ryder.

At the time, we believed the cause of death to be Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS, formerly known as cot death. In the weeks and months that followed, we eventually discovered that he had actually died from viral pneumonia. According to the autopsy. Once again, our lives were ripped apart. How could we not know? How did we fail him as parents? Are we to blame? He seemed so healthy and happy? It didn't make any sense then, and it still doesn't make any sense now.

But what matters to Sue and I now, is that we continue to help infants in any way we possibly can. So, as we did last year, we have organised a Ride For Ryder 94km and 20km cycle to raise funds for Arc Children's Centre. Please join the ride, or donate whatever you can.

This is for our little man Ryder, and all the children and parents in Singapore that may need help.

About The Charity

A day-care centre for children with cancer or other life-threatening illness(es), who are between 3 years to 18 years of age, regardless of race or religion, have undergone intensive medical treatment in response to their illness(es), are especially susceptible to infection due to the immunosuppressive side effects of such treatment and are unable to attend regular schools as a result (the "Children"). (2) To provide, within the environment of the day-care centre, care and enrichment for the Children, whose families have limited or depleted financial resources for their treatment whether due to having incurred expenses in seeking curative medical treatment for their life-threatening illness(es) or otherwise. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, the Company may exercise the powers: (a) To provide compassionate emotional, moral and psychosocial support to meet the needs of the Children, their family members and/or immediate caregivers outside the hospital environment through various programs; (b) To provide continuing education in a hygienic environment to promote the well-being of the Children and to nurture and develop their natural talents through a curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education Singapore; (c) To nurture and develop the Childrens' confidence, growth and social and intellectual potential to lead a fulfilling life despite their life-threatening illness(es) through their participation in various activities

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Families
Health
Humanitarian
Sports